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  • "Frustrated" IT professionals keen to switch jobs

    "Frustrated", "Numb", "Unchallenged" and "Underpaid". Those are the words used by IT professionals in Ireland when asked to describe how their job made them feel. Do their UK equivalents feel the same? Acco... 

  • Blackberry outages send message on back-up strategy

    If I was RIM, I might be asking some hard questions of my IT network provider (assuming I had one) in the wake of the much-publicised outages at the Blackberry-maker. According to the company's most recent pronouncement on the issue, which has le... 

  • Why can't some VARs get support from their partners?

    Whenever you chair a round table between an IT vendor and its channel partners, the same issues are raised time and again. Whatever happened to the co-op funding you promised us? Why are we always the last to know about changes? 

  • Exclusive - the IP hone 5 operators in the UK revealed

    Which companies are best at tweaking IP performance? Watch this space as we reveal the quintet of the best companies at fine tuning Internet Protocol - dubbed the IP hone 5. 

  • Does business have its head in the cloud?

    When I first saw the headline on the MicroScope story, I was pretty impressed. "Cloud to become a business conversation in 2012," it stated. According to a global study by auditors KPMG, cloud computing would no longer just be a technology ... 

  • The great margin mystery. How does ChaCha answer any question for 10p?

    Britain's mobile operators aren't always as creative as they might be when it comes to making money out of existing services. They fret about 'delivering OT content' when they already have services that go unexploited. Text information services are a... 

  • Is Junosphere the world's first cloud testing environment? Not really

    There's a funny list circulating on the web of the Ten Most Pointless Phrasesin technology PR. 'World's first' isn't on it. But it should be. Juniper Networks has launched Junosphere, which appears to be a cloud based testing system for service provi... 

  • Yes, partners should be committed, but how do you define their commitment?

    "Underperformance is no longer an option." Chilling words from Anthony O'Mara, Trend Micro EMEA senior vice president, in the context of what the vendor expects from its channel partners going forward. He hits the nail on the head when he d... 

  • IT insolvencies increase but things could be worse

    There's an interesting quirk in the latest monthly insolvency figures from Experian. While the number of insolvencies in August as a whole were the lowest since February, the figure for the IT sector was 9% higher than in August 2010. But this is... 

  • Yah boo sucks, that's enough Oracle and Autonomy!

    I love a good spat as much as the next person but am I alone in thinking there is something incredibly childish in the current very public row between Oracle and Autonomy? It's pretty unseemly for one company to accuse the CEO at another of havin...